Now, I’m not trying to be a Prayer-Party-Pooper, but I don’t like the idea of someone telling me when to pray.
For those of us inclined to pray, we’re already doing it. It’s preaching to the choir. The designation of a day that is set aside for prayer is unnecessary for people who pray and exclusionary to those who don’t.
Growing up here in central Jersey, we had a “moment of silence” to start the school day. 95% of the kids just daydreamed, and the other 5% who were praying during the moment of silence were praying already.
I appreciate the sentiment, but I didn’t need anybody’s Official Okay to pray. I’m already on it.